Global Beauties Miss Grand Slam 2017: Final Look at the Top 2
With only two stellar delegates left, the question remains: How do you pick just one of these two exceptional young woman. Both are beautiful, charming, sincere, sweet and successful in their own right. Only one can ultimately be named our 20th Miss Grand Slam, but one thing is sure... we could not be any happier with the last two women remaining in the competition. Let's take a moment to celebrate these two phenomenal women:
MISS WORLD: MANUSHI CHHILLAR (INDIA)
On November 18 last year, 20 year old Miss India, Manushi Chhillar from Rohtak, Haryana triumphed over 117 other women to be crowned the 67th Miss World in Sanya, China. On her way to glory, she was a semi-finalist in the Top Model, People's Choice and Multimedia competitions. She also won her Head to Head Challenge round and shared the Beauty With A Purpose Prize with four other beauties.
Being the first Miss World from India in 17 years, Chhillar's win made headlines across her country and she instantly became a superstar. Currently, she has 790,000 followers on Facebook and astonishing 4.3 million on Instagram. As a testament to the way she was raised, this young medical student has not let the fame gone to her head. She has taken to the "celebrity" aspect of the title like a fish to water but her humility, inner peace and belief in her mission has remained consistent.
Throughout her reign, Chhillar has travelled to countries on almost every continent of the world. She has spread the message of Beauty With A Purpose and has also actively promoted her project of making basic menstrual hygiene accessible to young women from disadvantaged communities in her country. Not only has she installed machines producing biodegradable sanitary pads in her country, the first one in Africa was installed in Nelson Mandela's home town, Mvezo, on what would have been his 100th birthday.
At only 21 years of age, the world is at Manushi Chhillar's feet. We have no doubt that she will be one of the most successful beauty queens her country has ever produced. And we have no doubt that she will remain a true Beauty With A Purpose. Global Beauties salutes Miss World, Manushi Chhillar!
MISS UNIVERSE: DEMI-LEIGH NEL-PETERS (SOUTH AFRICA)
It took 39 years for South Africa to win their second Miss Universe title. And on the 26th of November last year in Las Vegas, 22 year old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters did just that when she took home the 66th Miss Universe title. The pageant had a record number of 92 entrants.
Upon being crowned Miss South Africa 2017, Nel-Peters was immediately pegged as one of the favorites to win the Miss Universe title. With her incredible beauty and bubbly nature, she captivated fans around the world. She currently has 165,000 followers on facebook and 1.1 million on Instagram.
Despite being equally comfortable at fashion shoots, runway shows, television appearances and red carpet events, Nel-Peters has proven that Miss Universe is more than just a pretty face. She survived a highjacking attempt in Johannesburg shortly after being crowned. As Nel-Peters said in her words, she was left with the choice to let it break her spirit or not. She made the decision to empower herself and other women by launching her 'Unbreakable' campaign, which aims to teach women basic and advance self-defense techniques. Nel-Peters' sister, Franje (10), was born without a cerebellum and is completely disabled. She has called her sister her biggest motivator in life and aspires to support as many charitable causes as possible.
After she gives up her crown in Thailand, a bright future awaits her. Nel-Peters will be represented by IMG models. As she embarks on an international modeling career, she continues to embody all the qualities of a modern, confidently beautiful young women. Global Beauties salutes Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters!
Tomorrow, we will announce the winner of Miss Grand Slam 2017!*
*Results for the final round were determined by the composite scores of Global Beauties co-owners (30%), our 8 judges (40%) and our fan vote (30%).